Re: What fence company to use?
Date: October 07, 2012 02:48PM
Fall season is better than waiting until Spring to shop for a new fence. Fence contractors get jammed-up w/ new orders in the Spring with everyone thinking about home improvement. With that- fence companies are still very busy this Fall with fencing repairs that resulted from this Summer's crazy storms in the area.
Focus on companies that advertise their fencing product. Every small deck builder out there will tell you that they can also do fence. Most, cannot. Get at least 2-3 written quotes that fully outline the scope of the installation. Whether you go with a big fence company i.e. LONG FENCE or a somewhat smaller fence company i.e. CARTER FENCE, prices can vary widely and are ALWAYS negotiable. Big or small- they BOTH will use sub-contracted installation crews for much of their work. Quality of your finished installation will rely solely on the skill and experience level of the actual installation crew. Don't skimp on materials, ask the estimator about their installation crews and remember that their first price is ALWAYS negotiable this time of year.
Offering web links for two well established local fence companies that can do wood and chain link fencing. There are others. Long Fence also has an in-house ornamental iron shop if you're looking for that type of high end product. There will be many additional pro/con postings coming for each.